This sheet cake is being cut.
Costco is suspending sales of its cakes, the life of the party at its bakeries, as more large-format events such as weddings and graduations are canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the large box retailer will sell its 10-inch round cakes, which feed 8 to 10 people, and are suitable for socially estranged gatherings and have no immediate plans to bring back the larger sheet cakes, Delish reported. .com.
A Costco spokesman did not immediately respond to a request from FOX Business to comment on why it is downsizing its bakery menu. However, the move to discontinue half-sheet cakes is likely the result of lower demand for major celebrations and parties. With social distancing orders in place across the country, officials strongly discourage meetings of more than 10 to 12 people.
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In fact, several bakeries across the country have also scaled down menus catering to smaller groups since the pandemic. And many are selling DIY food kits for customers to bake and celebrate from a distance in the age of Zoom’s birthday parties and remote outdoor picnics.
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Costco stores have reopened across the country, and earlier this month the chain brought its free samples to stores with stricter health and safety measures.
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